Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Examining Galaxy Formation and Evolution with the Milky Way and its Massive Satellites David Nidever (Michigan) 20 November 2014
Astronomy in the era of the LSST: understanding our universe a bit at a time Andrew Connolly (Univ of Washington) 13 November 2014
Star Formation Across Space Daniela Calzetti (Univ of Massachusetts) 6 November 2014
Active Galaxies in Cosmic X-ray Surveys: The Ecology of Distant AGNs David Alexander (Durham) 30 October 2014
White Dwarfs in Binary Stars Tom Marsh (Warwick) 23 October 2014

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Wide-field substructures in the Local Group Brendan McMonigal 21 November 2014
First Results From CHAOS: The Chemical Abundances Of Spirals Project Danielle Berg (Wisconsin) 14 November 2014
Modeling the sub-grid side of galaxy formation Pierluigi Monaco (Trieste) 31 October 2014
The edge of galaxy formation Justin Read (Surrey) 24 October 2014
No talk scheduled (no room) - 17 October 2014

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011
Measuring Black Hole Spin Ramesh Narayan, Harvard 25 November 2010
Measuring the Expansion of the Universe Wendy Freedman (Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington) 8 October 2009

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011
Searching for Life on Mars Peter Smith, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona 11 March 2010